There is currently a proposed rule change regarding genetically engineered crops before the USDA. Unfortunately, the rules were written under the previous administration and contain a variety of loopholes, including several that allow the biotech companies responsible for the GE crops to assess the safety of those crops and determine whether or not the USDA should even be required to regulate them!
The comment period for this particular issue has been extended until the end of this month, and I urge anyone who has the inclination to please forward your comments both to the USDA via this link, and if you are so inclined also download a copy of the letter and send it on to your state representatives.
It is time for the United States to follow Europe’s lead and demand not only additional oversight, but labeling and regulation of genetically modified food crops!
Empowered consumers are healthy consumers. Happy Eating!
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